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Colombia sustainable integrated electrification planning. Grid and off-grid strategies assessment

F. de Cuadra A. González-García R. Palacios C. Mateo S. Díaz-Pastor I.J. Pérez-Arriaga

July 2021 - September 2022

Funding entity Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Rockefeller Foundation

Participated by MIT, Wayvolution S.L

This project is a collaboration between the MITei research team (in which the Comillas-IIT is a relevant partner) and the Rockefeller Foundation (RF) regarding the ongoing collaboration around the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty (GCEEP), and the development of a globally applicable Integrated Distribution Framework (IDF).
The project aims to extend the electrification planning effort to the whole national territory of Colombia, providing the grounds for the Government to launch an integrated (comprising grid, mini?grids and individual standalone systems) electrification effort that will lead to the achievement of the Universal Access goal by 2030, including the communities in most isolated areas of the country. This planning strategy will also aim at assessing the main components of an integrated (grid and off?grid) sustainable framework for power supply which will allow the attraction of the necessary investments, the governance of the business?model stakeholders ecosystem, and the regulatory and energy policy provisions which will allow for the long?term supply and its future sustainable evolution.

Layman's summary: Collaboration between MIT, IIT and Rockefeller Foundation, regarding the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty (GCEEP), and the development -and application- of the Integrated Distribution Framework (IDF). The specific goal is the analysis/planning of electrification of remote areas in Colombia